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What Makes A Healthy Relationship

Communication is vital in creating and maintaining a relationship, whether it be an intimate relationship such as with a partner, child, or friend or a professional relationship such as with a co-worker, supervisor, or client. Your communication skills affect how you solve problems, how you resolve conflict, and the level of trust you generate in your relationships. A lack of communication may result in confusion, misunderstandings, and the development of poor communication patterns.

Here are certain strategies to help you foster effective communication skills to build healthy relationships.

  • Trust – Accept each others words. Give benefit of doubt.
  • Accountability – Admit mistakes for when wrong. Accept responsibility for behaviours, attitudes and values.
  • Safety – Refuse to be intimidated or manipulated. Respect each others physical space. Expressing self non – violently.
  • Cooperation – Ask rather than expecting. Accept change. Make decisions together. Be willing to compromise. Win win resolutions to avoid conflict.
  • Support – Support each others choices. Be understanding. Offer encouragement. Listening non- judgementally. Value others opinion.
  • Honesty – Communicate openly and truthfully.

Assertiveness is sometimes confused with aggression. Assertive behaviour promotes mutual respect and results in trust, acceptance and cooperation. Aggressive behaviour promotes self interest at the expense of others and
results in hostility, mistrust, disrespect and obstructiveness.

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    • Thank you. I am glad you liked them. The first rule of being single is to β€œlove yourself” before ever entering a relationship. It’s a rule that we know all too well. Outsiders try to make sense of your situation, so they tell you things like β€œgo explore and see the world,” which in a sense is decent advice, but what if someone comes along before that? On the other hand, Β· A healthy relationship can assist you in loving yourself again. It can guide you in healing your broken soul. Throughout the process of falling in love with someone while I was still healing the old, I found that I have an excessive capacity to love. I was still able to love the people around me.

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    • Healthy communication is integral in a relationship. Healthy communication in any relationship is based on the premise that both parties are open and honest with each other. If you’re able to respect each other and really hear what the other person is saying, then you’re on the right path.

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    • Life hacks, thank you for giving them meaning Hardik. Means a lot. As humans, the relationships we form with other people are vital to our mental and emotional wellbeing, and really, our survival. A positive relationship can be shared between any two people who love, support, encourage and help each other practically as well as emotionally.

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    • Hi Smita, I agree with you. Being patient in a relationship is exactly equivalent to being patient while cooking. You know if it’s half-cooked then it won’t match it’s standard. Therefore, you wait till end very patiently. This is exactly what means to be patient in a relationship. You need to give it some time to be completely ready(cooked).

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  1. Misunderstandings are very common due to lapse of communication which leads to doubt the very core of a beautiful relationship turning it into a toxic one. Your post is actually quite informative in these aspects which makes a relationship a beautiful experience.

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  2. For healthy relationship onemust understand that right proper communication is maintained. It is two way traffic not one sided responsibilities .A lot of adjustments need to be made to sustain a relationship,visa vis your beloved mother sister wife children.Nothing to be taken for granted. A good heart with human touch can do wonders.
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    • Ah yes Saves. Assertiveness is very important. In a relationship, therefore, assertiveness is likely to be shown by behaviours such as: Talking openly and honestly about your feelings. Listening to your partner, and making an effort to understand their point of view too. Being grateful when someone does something for you, however small.

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